The October pick is by Graeme Simsion and it's…. Data Modeling Essentials!
From the description:
Data Modeling Essentials, Third Edition provides expert tutelage for data modelers, business analysts and systems designers at all levels. Beginning with the basics, this book provides a thorough grounding in theory before guiding the reader through the various stages of applied data modeling and database design.
Later chapters address advanced subjects, including business rules, data warehousing, enterprise-wide modeling and data management.
This is going to be a fantastic book chat! I can't wait to discuss theory and modeling!
I'm kidding. But the book is by Graeme Simsion: The Rosie Project, an international bestseller, now available in the US.
Here is the description (for reals):
THE ART OF LOVE IS NEVER A SCIENCE
MEET DON TILLMAN, a brilliant yet socially challenged professor of genetics, who’s decided it’s time he found a wife. And so, in the orderly, evidence-based manner with which Don approaches all things, he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, the late arrivers.
Rosie Jarman is all these things. She also is strangely beguiling, fiery, and intelligent. And while Don quickly disqualifies her as a candidate for the Wife Project, as a DNA expert Don is particularly suited to help Rosie on her own quest: identifying her biological father. When an unlikely relationship develops as they collaborate on the Father Project, Don is forced to confront the spontaneous whirlwind that is Rosie—and the realization that, despite your best scientific efforts, you don’t find love, it finds you.
I reviewed it when it released in the US, and gave it an A (which is increasingly rare for me):
Short review: this book is adorable, it will make you smile and think, and you should read it if you like charming, funny, touching stories.
As always, All Romance eBooks is offering the 50% eBook Buck rebate if you use code SBTBARE at checkout. The rebate is good from October 10-24, 2013. The after-rebate price is spiffy, too! Only $6.00 after eBook Bucks rebate!
As soon as I have a chat date set, I'll let you know. I'm hoping Dr. Simsion can join us for the book club chat – that would be most fun!
Also, and this is most important, I apologize for the delay in announcing this month's pick. There was some sort of stubborn data snafu, and I really need to thank the fine folks at Simon & Schuster and at AllRomance for helping us get access to this month's pick. Thank you, thank you!
Oh, I am so excited. I really enjoyed this book – I read it in one sitting, like so many others, because I kept wanting to know what would happen next, on the next page, and the page after that. It's a fascinating story told from the hero's point of view, and I can't wait to hear what you think of it.